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Manufacturing Engineer - Product & Planning

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Orangeburg, SC, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary


The Manufacturing Engineer will provide Engineering capability to operational and development Programs to enable and deliver zero defect projects utilizing engineering and problem solving skills. Accountable for delivering robust, capable manufacturing process technology as it applies to materials, tooling, part fabrication and assembly.vvvvvv

Job Responsibilities


•    Exemplifying a safety-first mind-set and ensuring compliance with the GKN Aerospace Health, Safety and Environmental policies and standards.
•    Technical expertise at a local project level in governance and deployment of manufacturing development and integration for production within GKN Aerospace.  
•    Provides technical expertise to rapidly solve issues pertaining to vendor schedule and/or quality.
•    Breaks down technical problems, risk, opportunities, in the correct order to create products and add value to GKN Aerospace through creating Zero Defects
•    Leads positive, team relationships with internal and external customers, as well as co-workers
•    Continuously improve production processes by implementing Lean initiatives.
•    Provide local project technical oversight for the development of manufacturing process solutions to complex problems through:
•    Local project technical lead for the implementation of production planning, from original concept through to production. Design these processes to a high level of process capability through utilizing the GKN standard Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM) tool suite.
•    Implement the global process for product development, first article development, configuration changes, build process definition and implementation.vvvvvv

Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or in lieu of degree 5+ years of Manufacturing engineering experience 
•    1 year of Manufacturing engineering experience 
•    1+ years of experience with CNC/Spin Forming/ Metal Fabrication in an Aerospace Manufacturing Environment.
•    Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.  

Additional Qualifications:

•    GKN Experience
•    Fabrication, machining, welding and assembly experience 
•    Root cause methodologies experience
•    Six Sigma green belt certification or training
•    Experience with auditing
•    Liaison engineering experience 
•    Aerospace experience is strongly 
•    Customer facing experience 
•    Working knowledge of quality system models such as ISO9000, AS9100, or D1-9000
•    Training and/or experience in lean tools and techniques (Practical Problem Solving, A3, PFMEA and /or Fishbone diagrams)
•    Project / Program Management
•    Familiarity with AS9145 APQP process or equivalent
•    Ability to read, write and comprehend blueprints, ASME Y14.5
•    Ability to use test equipment and inspection equipment
•    CAD and or various computer systems, Catia preferred
•    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely    



Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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